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Data Control Specialist

Company: College of Charleston
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: September 17, 2023

Job Description:

Stanford Libraries is seeking a full-time Data Control Specialist to join the Metadata Services department. The are rooted in a commitment of mutual respect, the idea that every member of the staff has something to contribute, and that learning is constant. We seek a team member who is ready to share their skills and perspectives. About Stanford Libraries: Stanford Libraries is a network of over 15 libraries with over 400 employees. We are committed to fueling the teaching, learning and research across Stanford by acquiring, stewarding, and making available a robust collection, currently in excess of 12 million items. Everyone in the organization plays a vital role in fulfilling that objective. Our dedication to discoverability and information management also has us engaged in dynamic global partnerships. We are constantly building and strengthening our organization, and we recognize striving for excellence is a marathon and not a sprint. We are constantly trying to strike the right pace, and admit there are times when we find ourselves at a fast jog. While we hope to always find candidates who fit within our organization, what we truly seek is someone who will add to our culture, our profession as well as the greater academic arena. We are invested in the success of our teams and the individuals who represent Stanford Libraries. About the Position: The Data Control Specialist is responsible for processing a variety of automated reports to correct errors in bibliographic, holdings, and item records in the library catalog, receive and respond to request for changes to catalog records from other library staff or from users, and take part in various data maintenance projects. In addition, the Specialist performs copy cataloging for new items or items found in the collection that do not have catalog records, creates brief records for items without copy and routes as appropriate, and adds new volumes or copies to existing records. Core Duties*: * Correct simple errors in various types of records that enhance discoverability of library resources in our online catalog (e.g. bibliographic records, call number records, item records, holdings records). * Update records when information changes (e.g. when an item is transferred to another library or withdrawn). * Process a variety of error reports produced by local systems and by vendors (e.g. batch transfer reports). * Perform copy cataloging for resources added to the collection. * Process added copies or volumes. * Manage the Data Control group email account one day per week, responding to requests that are received in the account or forwarding as appropriate. * - Other duties may also be assigned The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Education and Experience: Two-year college degree plus one or more years of experience in an academic library, or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: * Demonstrated computer literacy with word processing, spreadsheets and communication software such as email. * Record of excellent attendance. * Experience using or ability to learn one or more library automated systems, proficiency in using FOLIO or SirsiDynix's Symphony preferred. * Excellent analytic and problem solving skills. * Ability to work effectively in a dynamic, production-oriented environment and the ability to adapt quickly and work under pressure to meet deadlines and production goals. * Demonstrated ability to maintain consistent accuracy and attention to detail while maintaining a very high level of productivity * Good keyboarding skills and physical tolerance for at least six hours per day of keying * Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing * Ability to work independently and as a team member, under pressure, in a highly demanding environment. * Thorough knowledge of catalog records and MARC21 formats, with the ability to effectively search bibliographic utilities (e.g. OCLC) Physical Requirements: * Ability to push a cart weighing up to 650 lbs. that requires an initial push force up to 70 lbs. * Ability to work in an environment that is dusty and or moldy * Ability to lift books that are up to 10 pounds * Ability to kneel and reach * Must be able to stand for many hours * - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job. Working Conditions: May work in confined spaces and at heights 4-10 feet; be exposed to dust and mold; work extended hours, evenings and weekends. Work Standards:

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University's research, teaching and clinical missions. We believe Stanford's future success will be shaped by the diverse perspectives, unique experiences, and inclusive culture of its community. The expected pay range for this position is $59,000 to $76,000 per annum. Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location, and external market pay for comparable jobs. Why Stanford is for You: Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our and empower you with: * Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, and course auditing. Join a TedTalk, watch a film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak. * A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources. * A healthier you. Choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We provide excellent health care benefits. * Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums. * Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more. Additional Information
    • Schedule: Full-time
    • Job Code: 1732
    • Employee Status: Regular
    • Grade: D
    • Requisition ID: 99915
    • Work Arrangement : Hybrid Eligible

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